The joint council meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) both chaired by Governor Joseph C. Cua discussed the status of the Barangay Drug Clearing Operations in the province on November 29, 2017.
WORKING TOGETHER FOR A DRUG-FREE PROVINCE. Members of PPOC and PADAC commit to work double time to speed up barangay drug-clearing ops in the province.
According to Philippine National Police data, as of Nov. 24, 2017, the total no. of Drug Surrenderees reached to 2,092and there are 238 total number of drug affected barangays in the province.
Eighty-one (81)Persons who Uses Drugs (PWUDs) already completed the General Intervention (GI) and 35 already completed the Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR).
On the other hand, 137PWUDsare undergoing CBR and 51are undergoing Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Meanwhile, documentary requirements of Barangay Obo in the Municipality of San Miguel were already forwarded to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)subject for validation of the Regional Oversight Committee.
UPDATES ON PEACE AND ORDER SITUATION. PNP Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Felix Servita Jr., emphasizes the intensified campaign of PNP against illegal gambling, illegal logging, illegal fishing and other non-index crimes.
CatPPO Provincial Director Felix Servita Jr. has high hopes that before this year end Brgy. Obo is already declared as drug-cleared.
On the other hand, DILG Cluster Head William Aldea informed the body with the creation of the Prov’l Oversight Committee for PADAC that will further be deliberated on after the issuance of the guidelines and Executive Order by the provincial governor as they will also be convening for the organization and will be discussing its functions, flowchart, reports and other concerns.
It is expected that Catanduanes will be the first province that will be declared as drug-cleared considering the total number of the province’s SDUs already completed and undergoing the CBTRP.
Moreover, OIC Provincial Director UldaricoRazal suggested that all Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADACs) must be required to submit reports of all their activities conducted relative to drug clearing ops for the province to easily determine and monitor the level of the interventions.
Presenting the update on the Peace and Order Situation and the Comparison of Criminality Situation in the province for CY 2016-2017, the PNP disclosed that there was an increase on the non-index crimes due to their intensified campaign against illegal gambling, illegal logging, illegal fishing and other includedcrimes.
On the other hand, the most prevalent index crimes in Jan. to Nov. 2017 are theft with 138 cases, robbery with 35 cases, and physical injury with 31 cases compared to the prevalent index crimes in Jan. to Nov. 2016 which are theft with 214 cases, robbery with 57 cases, and physical injury with 48 cases.
POPS PLAN FOR 2018. Members of both councils approve Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan for 2018 with addition of other activities to secure every Catandunganon.
The body also approved the POPS Plan for 2018 with added activities for amendment. This includes the procurement of breath analyzer for the road safety; and allocation of funds for the effective and full implementation ofCBTRP by the LGUs.